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O verbo “TO BE “como um verbo principal no presente simples

Hello, everyone!

1. The verb be as a main verb in the Simple Present

1.1. Affirmative sentences

Long forms Contracted forms
am from London. I‘m from London.
You are in my team. You‘re in my team.
He is my brother. He‘s my brother.
She is 15. She‘s 15.
It is blue. It‘s blue.
We are hungry. We’re hungry.
You are in my team. You‘re in my team.
They are nice. You‘re nice.

1.2. Negative sentences

Long forms Contracted forms
am not from London. I‘m not from London.
You are not in my team. You‘re not in my team.
You aren’t in my team.
He is not my brother. He‘s not my brother.
He isn’t my brother.
She is not 15. She‘s not 15.
She isn’t 15.
It is not blue. It‘s not blue.
It isn’t blue.
We are not hungry. We’re not hungry.
We aren’t hungry.
You are not in my team. You‘re not in my team.
You aren’t in my team.
They are not nice. You‘re not nice.
You aren’t nice.

2. The verb be as a main verb in the Simple Past

2.1. Affirmative sentences

Long forms Contracted forms
was alone. not possible
You were in my team.
He was my teacher.
She was a friend.
It was rainy.
We were thirsty.
You were there.
They were friendly.

2.2. Negative sentences

Long forms Contracted forms
was not alone. wasn’t alone.
You were not in my team. You weren’t in my team.
He was not my teacher. He wasn’t my teacher.
She was not a friend. She wasn’t a friend.
It was not rainy. It wasn’t rainy.
We were not thirsty. We weren’t thirsty.
You were not there. You weren’t there.
They were not friendly. They weren’t friendly.

50 palavras em inglês escritas que devemos tomar cuidado em escreve-las

Spelling is hard in English, even for advanced English learners. Lots of reading is the best teacher_mancure for spelling problems – ask your Skype teacher to quiz you if you need extra help! Here is a list of commonly misspelled words, with some hints for how to remember the correct spelling.

Portuguese translation: A ortografia é difícil em inglês, mesmo para linguagens de inglês avançadas. Muita leitura é a melhor cura para problemas de ortografia – peça ao seu professor (a) do Skype para testá-lo se precisar de ajuda extra! Aqui está uma lista de palavras comumente mal escritas, com algumas dicas sobre como lembrar a ortografia correta.

50 English words misspelled by even advanced English learners

Absence: the common problem is to use two s’s instead of an s and a c. The second s is absent.

Address: Make sure you add two d’s to address.

Advice: Often confused with “advise.” Remember that you advissomeone else but you receive advice.

Believe, ceilingheightpiecereceiptreceive, and weird all have similar problems: people reverse the e and i. There’s no good rule for knowing when I comes before e and the opposite; you have to memorize the words. Some words do have easy shortcuts, for example with piece, you get a piece of the pie. With ceiling, try to visualize the two I’s on either side of the L. In height, people also often leave out the gh because it is silent.

Balloon: The correct spelling has two l’s and two o’s. A balloon gets bigger when you blow it up, so it has room for those double letters.

Calendar: that final a is the problem, since it’s often pronounced like an e. Remember that a calendar shows the days, and day sounds like a.

Definite: The final I tends to get switched to a because of how the word is pronounced. Just remember that the root of the word is “finite.”

Dining: When you add -ing to a word ending in e, you remove the e, so it’s not dineing.

Embarrass: There are two r’s and two s’s in embarrass. Try this: I turned really red and felt ssilly.

Finally: People tend to leave in the e at the end of fine. Most of the time, e at the end of a word is dropped when a suffix (such as –ally) is added.

Foreign: The g is silent in this word so many people leave it out. Remember that foreign can also mean strange, which contains a g.




17 palavras de giria britânica que confundem ingleses não-nativos ingleses

Hello, everyone!

There are many British English slang words that are used by UK English speakers that are confusing for non-native English speakers to understand.  Learning slang is an important part of mastering the English. Native English speakers use slang language in daily conversations and this could lead to confusion.

In this post we are discussing some commonly used slang phrases used in the UK. See how many you are familiar with and start using them in your practice sessions.

Portuguese translation:

Existem muitas palavras de gírias inglesas inglesas que são usadas por falantes ingleses do Reino Unido que são confusas para que os falantes de língua não nativa entendam. Aprender a gíria é uma parte importante do domínio do inglês. Os ingleses nativos usam linguagem de gíria nas conversas diárias e isso pode levar à confusão.

Nesta publicação, estamos discutindo algumas frases de gíria comumente utilizadas no Reino Unido. Veja quantos conhece e comece a usá-los em suas sessões de treino.





The slang word bonkers can mean silly, mad or crazy.


Textbook English                        this is crazy!

English slang                                this is bonkers!


Screw up


This slang word refers to someone who makes errors, gets things wrong or makes a mess of something.


Textbook English                        he messed up his written exam

English slang                                he screwed up his written exam.


Pissed off


This relates to someone who is irritated, upset or angry at a situation.


Textbook English                        he was angry and irritated his friend.

English slang                                he was angry and pissed off his friend.


Rip off


This slang words relates to an item being bought for too much money so the buyer has been overcharged.


Textbook English                        in the market he was overcharged for the rug

English slang                                in the market he was ripped off when he bought the rug




Fags are the slang word for cigarettes.


Textbook English                        the schoolboys were caught smoking cigarettes in the changing room

English slang                                the schoolboys were caught smoking fags in the changing room





If someone is chuffed about something, it means that he or she is very pleased or delighted about what is happening or happened.


Textbook English                        they were delighted to be invited to the wedding

English slang                                they were chuffed to be invited to the wedding.


Knees up


This means that there is a party or celebration taking place.


Textbook English                        we are having a party on Saturday.

English slang                                we are having a knees up on Saturday.



Raining cats and dogs


This is slang for raining very heavily


Textbook English                        it rained very heavily during our journey.

English Slang                               it rained cats and dogs during our journey.





Knackered is the slang word for feeling extremely tired/fatigued/exhausted.


Textbook English                        I was exhausted after my 20-mile walk.

English Slang                               I was knackered after my 20-mile walk.





Gutted means one is devastated or disappointed about an event or situation.


Textbook English                         I was devastated over the accident.

English Slang                                I was gutted over the accident.



Lost the plot


Lost the plot refers to when someone was angry or behaved irritationally over something that happened.


Textbook English                        I was very angry about the line call at the tennis match yesterday.

English Slang                                I lost the plot about the line call at the tennis match yesterday.


Taking the piss


Taking the piss is slang for mocking, teasing or making fun of a person or an event.


Textbook English                        he teased his sister because she could not play cricket

English Slang                               he took the piss of his sister because she could not play cricket


Brass monkeys


This is slang for the weather being so cold that it could freeze a monkey made of brass.


Textbook English                        the temperature at the top of the mountain was -20 degrees – it was freezing cold

English Slang                                the temperature at the top of the mountain was -20 degrees – it was brass monkeys!





Dodgy  can have two meanings – unreliable/dishonest or a dangerous situation


Textbook English                        he could not be trusted, as we all knew he was dishonest

English Slang                                he could not be trusted, as we all knew he was dodgy




Textbook English                         it was very dangerous to go to that part of the world

English Slang                                it was dodgy to go to that part of the world.





Kerfuffle means that an argument is happening caused by a difference of opinion.


Textbook English                        there was an argument because we had a difference of opinion.

English Slang                               there was a kerfuffle because we had a difference of opinion





The textbook means of rubbish refers to any waste material that we throw away whether empty cans, bottles or food.  The slang word rubbish relates to something that is ridiculous or of poor quality.


Textbook English                        we put the empty cans and bottles in the rubbish bin.

English Slang                                the whole situation was rubbish.




Collywobbles can mean stressful, nervous, anxious or unwell.


Textbook English                        he was nervous before he went on stage to perform.

English Slang                                he had the collywobbles before he went on stage to perform.


What is the difference between Abbreviations and Acronyms?

What is the difference between Abbreviations and Acronyms?


An abbreviation (from Latin brevi³re → brevis meaning “short”) is a shortened form of a word or phrase used mainly in writing to represent the complete form. It usually has a full-stop at the end.
Examples: Lib. For Library / abbr. for abbreviation / approx. for approximate


An acronym (from Latin acro- meaning “beginning” + -onym meaning “word, name”) is a pronounceable word formed mostly (but not always) from the initial letters of a descriptive name or title.
Examples: radar = radio detecting and ranging / ASAP = asoon apossible

The term initialism uses a similar method, but the word is pronounced letter by letter. Example: BBC British Broadcasting Corporation or USA United States of America.
And last but not least, there are symbols and/or units of reference, like min for minute or kg for kilogram.

50 Popular Internet Acronyms

The Language of the Internet - AcronymsThe Language of Internet: the following is a list of some common acronyms that are used on the web, in E-Mails,… . The list is far from being complete, it just contains the abbreviations (new Slang / shorthands), which I consider most useful. And they should help to better understand the meaning of text centered messages. The acronyms / abbreviations are mostly written in upper case.

Usage & Meaning

Not all of these short-hands can be assumed to be understood by the majorities of Internet or E-Mail users. However, there are some exceptions, which are fairly safe to use:

2 4 B C I O R U Y
to / too for be see eye owe are you why

The reason is that these abbreviations are based on the pronunciation of their corresponding letter / digit.

List of Internet Acronyms

Please note: An acronym (from Greek: -acro = sharp, pointed; -onym = name) in its pure form denotes a combination of letters (usually from an abbreviation) which can be used and pronouncedas a word. For the sake of clarity and readability, this definition is not always followed within the 2 lists on this page.

Acronyms A to L
2F4U Too Fast For You
4YEO FYEO For Your Eyes Only
AAMOF As a Matter of Fact
ACK Acknowledgment
AFAIK As far as I know
AFAIR As far as I remember / recall
AFK Away from Keyboard
AKA Also known as
B2K BTK Back to Keyboard
BTT Back to Topic
BTW By the Way
B/C Because
C&P Copy and Paste
CU See you
CYS Check your Settings
DIY Do it Yourself
EOBD End of Business Day
EOD End of Discussion
EOM End of Message
EOT End of Thread / .. Text / .. Transmission
FAQ Frequently asked Questions
FACK Full Acknowledge
FKA Formerly known as
FWIW For what it’s Worth
FYI / JFYI (Just) For your Information
FTW Fuck the World / For the Win
HF Have fun
HTH Hope this Helps
IDK I don’t know
IIRC If I Recall / Remember Correctly
IMHO In my Humble Opinion
IMO In my Opinion
IMNSHO In my not so Humble / Honest Opinion
IOW In other Words
ITT In this Thread
LOL Laughing out loud
DGMW Don’t get me wrong
Acronyms M to Z
MMW Mark my Words
N/A Not Available / Applicable
NaN Not a Number
NNTR No need to Reply
noob n00b Newbie
NOYB None of your Business
NRN No Reply Necessary
OMG Oh my God
OP Original Poster, Original Post
OT Off Topic
OTOH On the other Hand
PEBKAC Problem exists between Keyboard and Chair
POV Point of View
ROTFL Rolling on the Floor Laughing
RSVP Repondez s’il vous plait (French: Please reply)
RTFM Read the fine Manual
SCNR Sorry, could not Resist
SFLR Sorry, for late Reply
SPOC Single Point of Contact
TBA To be Announced
TBC To be Continued / To be Confirmed
TIA Thanks in Advance
TGIF Thanks God, its Friday
THX TNX Thanks
TQ Thank You
TYVM Thank You Very Much
TYT Take your Time
TTYL Talk to you Later
w00t Whoomp, there it is; Meaning “Hooray”
WFM Works for Me
WRT With Regard to
WTH What the Hell / What the Heck
WTF What the Fuck
YMMD You made my Day
YMMV Your Mileage may vary
YAM Yet Another Meeting
ICYMI In Case you missed it

50 Text Messaging (Short Message Service (=SMS)) and WhatsApp Abbreviations

Short Messages: SMS, WhatsApp, Chat - AbbreviationsIf you are a newbie to the Internet or texting on your mobile phone you easily get confused by all the abbreviationstext shortcuts and acronyms used by more experienced users. To help you out, this list contains a compilation of the 50 most common abbreviations utilized in text messages, IMs (= Instant Message), social networks, etc, where people want (or are required) to use only a few typed characters to communicate a thought or an idea .


Please note: even though the acronyms below are written in ALL CAPS, it is not mandatory to use the capital letters, and most people tend to mix upper- and lowercase depending on personal taste. To use caps for the acronyms themselves is generally not considered poor netiquette; however, writing whole words or sentences in ALL CAPS is usually read as “shouting”, and thus easily considered offensive.

List of Text Messaging & SMS Abbreviations

Abbreviations A to L
2moro Tomorrow
2nte Tonight
AEAP As Early as Possible
ALAP As Late as Possible
ASAP As Soon as Possible
ASL Age / Sex / Location?
B3 Blah, Blah, Blah
B4YKI Before You Know it
BFF Best Friends, Forever
BM&Y Between Me and You
BRB Be right Back
BRT Be right There
BTAM Be that as it May
C-P Sleepy
CTN Cannot talk now
CUS See You Soon
CWOT Complete Waste of Time
CYT See You Tomorrow
E123 Easy as 1, 2, 3
EM? Excuse Me?
EOD End of Day
F2F Face to Face
FC Fingers Crossed
FOAF Friend of a Friend
GR8 Great
HAK Hugs and Kisses
IDC I Don’t Care
IDK I Don’t Know
ILU / ILY I Love You
IMU I Miss You
IRL In Real Life
J/K Just Kidding
JC Just Checking
JTLYK Just to Let You Know
KFY Kiss for You
KMN Kill Me Now
KPC Keeping Parents Clueless
L8R Later
Abbreviations M to Z
MoF Male or Female
MTFBWY May the Force be with You
MYOB Mind Your Own Business
N-A-Y-L In a While
NAZ Name, Address, ZIP
NC No Comment
NIMBY Not in my Backyard
NM Never Mind / Nothing Much
NP No Problem
NSFW Not Safe for Work
NTIM Not that it Matters
NVM Never Mind
OATUS On a totally Unrelated Subject
OIC Oh, I See
OMW On My Way
OTL Out to Lunch
OTP On the Phone
P911 Parent Alert
PAL Parents are Listening
PAW Parents are Watching
PIR Parent in Room
POS Parent over Shoulder
PROP(S) Proper Respect / Proper Recognition
QT Cutie
RN Right Now
RU Are You
SEP Someone else’s Problem
SITD Still in the Dark
SLAP Sounds like a Plan
SMIM Send Me an Instant Message
SO Significant Other
TMI Too Much Information
UR Your / You are
W8 Wait
WB Welcome Back
WYCM Will You Call Me?
WYWH Wish You Were Here
XOXOXOX Hugs, Kisses, …
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